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Depression, anxiety and anger

Posted by @johnsonk, Fri, Feb 16 9:22am

How do you deal with the anxiety and anger that arises from excess stimulation, i.e. noise. Sometimes the noise around me is so loud I cant hear myself think. Cant focus or concentrate which leads to frustration and ultimately anger. It gets so bad I have to physically exit the environment until I calm down. Being an introverted depressive is not fun in an extroverted world.

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@johnsonk

I'm a depressed introvert, too. My wife and I live in the country on ten acres, so home is a peaceful place, except that my wife likes to have the TV on nearly all day. I go sit in the bedroom to get away from the noise.

I've always been a calm person, and I don't experience anger often. Irritated, but not angry. But I can surely connect with the need to get away from the noise to calm my emotions. It's easy to get over stimulated, for sure.

Jim

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@johnsonk

I'm a depressed introvert, too. My wife and I live in the country on ten acres, so home is a peaceful place, except that my wife likes to have the TV on nearly all day. I go sit in the bedroom to get away from the noise.

I've always been a calm person, and I don't experience anger often. Irritated, but not angry. But I can surely connect with the need to get away from the noise to calm my emotions. It's easy to get over stimulated, for sure.

Jim

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I think I have sensitive hearing. It is especially noticeable if I'm stressed or if I need to focus on a task. I have to use ear plugs when the loud sounds begin to annoy me too much. But, I have not found any way to muffle the blasting bass that vibrates at nearly glass shattering level when cars go up and down the neighboring street. I also despise movie theaters because of the volumes.
I enjoy quiet and peaceful environments.
Rosemary

@johnsonk I also find a quiet environment to be restorative – add to that a good book and life is great!

Teresa

it's fine to leave but start trying things that may help you calm down w/o having to leave-deep breathing, visualization, counting to 10 w/ controlled breathing, just focus on one thing in the room with tunnel vision, lean in and get closer to conversation

It’s a difficult thing to deal with I too am an introvert and I get an intense feeling of loneliness when I am surrounded by people as for dealing with loud noises I just take out headphones and listen to music soothing one with a book in my hand.One has to devise a plan to somehow to accept our limitations as an individual and also acquire the ever elusive inner peace

@abida

It’s a difficult thing to deal with I too am an introvert and I get an intense feeling of loneliness when I am surrounded by people as for dealing with loud noises I just take out headphones and listen to music soothing one with a book in my hand.One has to devise a plan to somehow to accept our limitations as an individual and also acquire the ever elusive inner peace

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@abida I am sorry. I can identify.

@louferrigno

it's fine to leave but start trying things that may help you calm down w/o having to leave-deep breathing, visualization, counting to 10 w/ controlled breathing, just focus on one thing in the room with tunnel vision, lean in and get closer to conversation

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What works for one may not work for another. This does not mean "another" has failed.

@louferrigno

it's fine to leave but start trying things that may help you calm down w/o having to leave-deep breathing, visualization, counting to 10 w/ controlled breathing, just focus on one thing in the room with tunnel vision, lean in and get closer to conversation

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I agree one hundred percent everyone has to keep on trying for a formula which works for them.I for one keep on praying for myself as well all others facing this delimma

@louferrigno

it's fine to leave but start trying things that may help you calm down w/o having to leave-deep breathing, visualization, counting to 10 w/ controlled breathing, just focus on one thing in the room with tunnel vision, lean in and get closer to conversation

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All good suggestions but leaving the environment is usually my last resort, after all of the aforementioned have failed.

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@abida

It’s a difficult thing to deal with I too am an introvert and I get an intense feeling of loneliness when I am surrounded by people as for dealing with loud noises I just take out headphones and listen to music soothing one with a book in my hand.One has to devise a plan to somehow to accept our limitations as an individual and also acquire the ever elusive inner peace

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Headphones are a great idea unless the volume has to be turned way up to block out all the noise which in turn gives me a migraine.

@johnsonk I understand about headphones. There is a fair amount of noise where I live. A lot of it is from traffic and the sounds of others in the complex living their lives and doing what they do. I tell myself these are everyday sounds and although many do not notice all of the noise I am not one of them. I do get angry because of so much noise. It seems a noisy world we live in. Even going out for errands can be a major endeavor. I try to go at times when there isn't as much noise and have realized there is not a time like this. All of the beeps of registers, cell phones, and I could go on with this list. It can all mount up in my body until I feel like yelling at everyone to be quiet-not an option. I continue doing the best I know how. I have even tried ear plugs to no avail. Loudness is a part of life and realistically I cannot expect the entire world to be quiet because noise causes me pain. Not being preachy. Letting you know someone else understands.

Many in the medical field think this constant onslaught of audio or visual stimulation is one of the causes of ADD or ADHD. I am one who likes to have a sporting event on TV, my laptop in front of me reading something to learn from and probably an open novel by my side. Does not mean it is good for me, but …There are very good noise cancelling headphones out there today that do not cost exorbitant amounts. I bought my brother-in-law a set for hunting that were less than $20 and I have some noise cancelling earbuds for music that block out almost anything else.

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@gman007 I could say this could be me-nope, wrong gender…Whew. Will look into the headphone thing though. Thanks for the info. Y'all I need to get back to my paintbrushes…folks above my head are moving to another apartment. Fortunately I was informed or would have likely been beating the ceiling with my broom handle-you know the one I fly around on at times like these…grin.

We all have a little inner witch occasionally. Good luck with the painting.

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